Day: August 18, 2014


Crafts For Kids – Linky!

It’s late and I have been busy  putting my new sun room office together , so busy I almost forgot about Link & Learn! I love seeing what other blogs are up to and hope my readers do too. Please feel free to link up a post or two about crafts for kids or any […]

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How to get kids to pack their own lunches

I remember trading lunches with other kids back when I was in school. But with teachers and cafeteria monitors walking around and a much greater sensitivity to allergies and dietary needs, those days are gone. Which I am totally cool with, by the way. Because, seriously, I don’t know who made that kid’s lunch, and […]

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What I Want You To Know About Trying To Lose Weight

I want you to know that I’m trying. My niece keeps posting exercise related status updates on Facebook: “Workout till it hurts!”  “You have to put the hard work in to get results!”  “I’m sick of people whining about being fat – if you’d work out as hard as I do, you wouldn’t be fat!” That […]

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Frozen Herb Starters

Fresh herbs are one of my favorite things about having a home garden, but they’re also one of the hardest things for me to keep up with.  They need quite a bit of trimming and pinching back to really stay viable and they can get out of control really quickly.  I use a lot of […]

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Canning & Preserving Giveaway!

Tis the season to preserve all of the fresh tastes of summer.  Even if you’re not a hard-core canner, there’s tons of fun stuff here to use and enjoy.  Here’s what we’re giving away today! Vintage Green Glass Jars Ball had me last year with their special edition blue jars, and they’ve done it again […]

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Margarita Brined Chicken Thighs

So you hear all the time about brining big things like whole turkeys and chickens, but did you know that you can also brine small cuts of meat like pork tenderloins and chicken pieces? It’s true. It’s a great way to get a lot of flavor and moisture into the meat quickly. Now…I’m not a […]

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Peanut Butter Cookie Ice Cream

Last month on The Scoop we posed a question:  If you could have 25% more of anything in your life, what would it be?  People from all across the country and from all walks of life piped up with great ideas. Reading them just made me want more of everything!  I wish I could list […]

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Kate’s Top 14 Off-the-Air TV Shows

Okay, first of all, if you guys remember, to show you how much we appreciate you guys participating in our Scoop posts, we’re picking a commenter from the previous month’s Scoop posts and sending them a little prize! This month, it was Allison from the Snicker’s post a few weeks ago. We’re sending Allison a […]

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